harvesting horseradish - Knowledgebase Question

newton centre, Ma
Question by nanandpap1
March 2, 2010
I would like to know how and when to harvest a horseradish plant.
Thank you

Answer from NGA
March 2, 2010


Dig horseradish in late summer or early fall when the roots are large enough to suit you. You can dig them right up until the frozen ground stops you! You can also store the roots in sand or sawdust in a cool spot. By the way, did you know you can use the young leaves of this plant in your salad? Remember to save a few of the smaller roots for next year's planting.

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